1.A United Nations treaty banning nuclear weapons has reached the 50 ratifications it needs to come into force. A U.N. official told NHK on Saturday that Honduras has ratified the pact.  The U.N. adopted the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons in July 2017 with the approval of 122 countries and territories.

2.The U.S. government says a new humanitarian ceasefire will take effect on Monday in the conflict between Azerbaijan and Armenia over the enclave of Nagorno-Karabackh.

  1. The daily tally of coronavirus cases in the United States has topped 80,000 for the second straight day. The number of people in hospital has surpassed 40,000.


October 26, Monday, 2020 (1:30 p.m.) Newsline read by Ms. Yamamoto Miki